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P1 of the North Face on Dog Dome
A fun 3-pitch route up the center of Dog Dome. Varied, with some OW, hand-jamming, chimneying, and face thrown in the mix.
P1) Head up the obvious 8" wide crack in a shallow LF corner. Small gear can be placed in a crack on the right. Belay at a nice stance with a few fixed pins and supplemental gear. 5.7
P2) A section of steep hand jamming through a bulge leads to an easy chimney. Again, belay at a great ledge. 5.8.
P3) A short LF corner leads to fun face and knob pulling to the top of the dome.
Contributor's note: If you're into chess/checkers, browse around on top of the dome for a unique gameboard in an exquisite setting!
The plumb crack line up the center of the North Face on Dog Dome. Hard to miss. Walkoff southeast to regain the Young Lakes trail and your car.
Standard rack to 3.5" or so. No big gear needed for the initial OW.
By Ed Henicle
3 days ago
Have not climbed it yet, but it looks burly!